Meg Biallas Senior Director

Meg Biallas serves as the Senior Director of Digital Communications. In this capacity, she spearheads digital strategy and online presence at First Focus. Bringing six years of nonprofit digital advocacy experience, Ms. Biallas is passionate about reforms that gives all kids a fair shot at life.

Ms. Biallas previously led digital strategy at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. During her time at RAINN, she contributed to significant social media growth and email strategy, and handled marketing for the launch of the organization's Spanish-language hotline services. Prior to RAINN, Ms. Biallas served on the communications team for the Council for a Strong America, a children's advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Biallas hails from the Chicago suburbs, and is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has double B.A. in Journalism and Video Production

Resources by Meg Biallas

First Focus Welcomes New VP of Communications

| April 20, 2017 |

Washington – First Focus is pleased to announce the hiring of Ari Goldberg as Vice President of Communications. Ari has nearly 20 years of

Renewing CHIP Is Bipartisan No-brainer

| April 17, 2017 |

YouthToday 4/17/17 By Carrie Fitzgerald More than 35 million kids and their families across the country breathed a sigh of relief on the afternoon

Children’s Budget Coalition Releases Official Statement on President’s FY 18 Budget Blueprint

| March 15, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Children’s Budget Coalition (CBC) released an official statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year

National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV

| March 14, 2017 |

Widely Praised, Evidence-Based Program Must Be Reauthorized by End of September WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2017—Parents like Elizabeth Eddings, a mother of three

Using Tax Reform to Lift Children Out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A powerful coalition today released a paper that offers lawmakers a blueprint for using tax

Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree

| March 2, 2017 |

YouthToday 3/2/17 By John Holland WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century

Pushback Starts Against Possible Medicaid Makeover

| February 23, 2017 |

MedPage Today 2/22/17 By Shannon Firth Advocates for children, the elderly, and those with disabilities are gearing up to urge state governors and Congress

Communications Intern, Fall

| January 18, 2017 |

Communications Internship Fall Semester Deadline: July 31 The Communications Intern works with the communications team to support communications efforts related to our federal policy agenda. College students

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Foster Care Crisis in Many States

| December 28, 2016 |

RT 12/28/16 Across the United States, the opioid epidemic isn’t just affecting addicts. It’s hurting their children, who are going into an increasingly beleaguered

Left Behind: Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers

| December 19, 2016 |

Chronicle of Social Change 12/19/16 By Beth Cortez-Neavel President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million